Senate Bill 833 - Oregon!Submitted by The Pen on Fri, 06/21/2013 - 15:13
SB833 creates for those who cannot qualify for an Oregon Drivers’ License, a “short-term” (four year) “Oregon Drivers’ Card” which would enable driving privileges for Oregon residents (such as illegal immigrants, homeless or elderly people without birth documents) who can do the following:
1.Prove with documentation they have lived in Oregon for at least one year.
2.Prove with documentation their identity and date of birth (unexpired passport or consular card from the embassy of the applicant’s home country).
3.Pass the DMV written and driving skills tests—the same tests required of all Oregon drivers.
4.Pay a card fee that will be sufficient to pay the entire cost of the drivers’ card program.
The bill was signed by the Governor on May 1.
So let me get this perfectly straight: those of us who have been driving in the State of Oregon since we were teenagers have to provide birth documentation despite the fact that we are proven citizens by our prior renewals and easily obtained and verified through the Dept. Of Human Services, but those who are even here “illegally” can now possess without birth documentation what it is I am unable to obtain as a legal citizen of this nation?
If you all cannot see that this was nothing more than a move for revenue due to our failing infrastructure and reckless improprieties concerning budget and fiscal responsibility, then you are missing the picture. Why and how do these types of legislation pass? I have to provide birth documentation while an illegal immigrant doesn’t? Better not discuss that though, because you might be considered racist or politically incorrect, right? Sounds like another step to legislate amnesty, doesn’t it?
Peace and Love to you all.